Disabling EGR Valve?
I live in southern New Mexico where summers are hot, winters are mild and there is no state vehicle inspection of any kind. The EGR valve on my stock Ď88 Samurai has apparently given up the ghost. My inclination is to remove or block it off, preferably the latter.
Will disabling or removing it have any adverse effect on the engine performance?
What is the procedure for blocking it off? Do I just remove it, slap a home-made metal plate and gasket behind it and reinstall it, leaving the vacuum lines connected to it? Or is it more complicated than that?
Iím sorry if these questions seem dumb, but my mechanical ability pretty much extends to replacing fuses, air filters and headlights. The height of my mechanical career was when I changed spark plugs successfully all by myself. Even had to gap them without any help. *VBG* Actually, Iím exaggerating about that (but not by much).